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Infiniti QX4, SUV
Oct 11, 2002 (11:47 am)
I just bought a 1997 QX4 from my local Infinity dealer and naturally, it was missing the floor mats. I asked the dealer to replace them and they said they didn't have my color and could not order any because Infiniti doesn't make them anymore?? Since this car is in mint condition with merely 40k miles, I want to keep the interior perfect. I was forced to take grey mats for my biege interior and obviously this looks terrible (to me). Has anyone else heard or been told these mats are not available?
Oct 11, 2002 (6:20 pm)
Yes you're right. I read it somewhere but sometimes forgot to turn A/C off first. Actually I did this when I didn't turn off A/C before the car was turned off: Turn ignition back to "on" not "start" and the A/C will "run" again(not the compressor but the fan and such). Then turn off the A/C. So at next start the A/C will be in off mode.
#1440 of 2169 I have an '02 which gets...
Oct 11, 2002 (10:19 pm)
...around 16.5 around town so far. My daily commute is about 15 miles round trip, and it has about 4K on the odo so far. The mpg has been improving slightly since new (I was getting about 15). This is with HEAVY A/C use (Las Vegas in summer is pretty toasty), and average speed of 45. Unfortunately there were some problems (4 unbalanced wheels, warped rotors, buzzy trim bit, and the wheel wasn't on straight). Infiniti fixed them all, so things should get better.
As for car theft, there was a trend in the early 90's in the UK where thieves would climb under the car, cut the handbrake cable and tow the car away. Of course that only worked on manual transmissions, which are very common there.
#1441 of 2169 hey jaspat2
Oct 11, 2002 (10:49 pm)
my roommate also recently bought a '97 QX4. he went to the Infiniti dealer (here in San Francisco, CA) and they had tan ones in stock. If they don't have tan ones, they should be able to order them! Don't give up. I wouldn't settle for gray mats in a tan interior... it's a QX4! not a Pontiac Aztec or Nissan Xterra.
#1442 of 2169 shocks
Oct 11, 2002 (10:50 pm)
I posted this a couple of weeks ago. anyway, my friend just bought a 97 QX4 and it seems like it needs new shocks. Has anyone replaced their's yet? do you recommend going to Infiniti or an independent shop?
#1443 of 2169 PF LE 2003 options
Oct 12, 2002 (6:10 am)
I am just curious why Infiniti QX4 2003 doesn't have the tracation control (DVC) and the tire pressure monitor that came with the PF LE 2003???
#1444 of 2169 If it's a 4wd
Oct 12, 2002 (10:30 am)
it wouldn't need traction control at all. As for the tire pressure monitor, I have one of those little doo-hickeys that looks like a pen. Works just fine
#1445 of 2169 PF LE is 4WD and...
Oct 12, 2002 (1:42 pm)
spudgal: That doesnt really address my curiosity!! If you go to the Nissan website and check the PF 2003 LE 4WD you will see that the DVC (Dynamic Vehicle Control) is an option that includes the tire pressure monitor. You must agree with me that the convinience of the automatic check is much better than going everytime to check the pressure with the doo-hickeys. Tire pressure problems are the main reason for tire blow outs due to excessive heat due to an underinflated or overinflated tires. It is a major safety feature in my opinion. If the traction control is not needed since it is a 4WD then why is it advertised for the PF LE 2003 4WD??? BTW...I have a 2002 QX4 4WD. Thanks.
#1446 of 2169 There must be more
Oct 12, 2002 (8:33 pm)
to DVC than traction control in the sense I'm thinking of, then. My Acura TL has traction control, where if the wheels slip, then power from the engine is decreased momentarily. This would be the opposite of the QX4's auto mode, which is why it sounded so wierd
I supposed the tire pressure monitor could be good too, but I usually check mine visually every other day - we live near a lot of construction, so nails are a regular hazard. In fact, we just had one pulled from the TL last week! I guess it's just another one of those things I never knew I needed!!
Oct 13, 2002 (6:07 am)
I had thought the major difference between the QX4 and the PF was that tranny from the QX4 comes from the Skyline, which is an AWD system and has traction control. The DVC must be a new option on the PF or just that they decided to put the infinity tranny on it and give it a different name.